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An independent organizational review
is being conducted of Palliser
Regional Schools.
With the arrival of warm spring weather, we would like to
remind students that KAHS does enforce a dress code, as
outlined on page 17 of the 2015-2016 KAHS Student
Handbook. The Dress Code reads as follows:
Dress Code: Students and staff are expected to dress in a “business appropriate” manner.
This means that all clothing should be both clean and modest. The following rules will
assist students, teachers, and parents in interpreting the "clean and modest" guidelines.
Clean means:
 The clothing is free from all references to drugs, violence, sexism, and racism.
 Clothing or accessories that could be classified as a potential weapon are not
permitted (i.e., chains, spiked necklaces/bracelets, etc.).
Modest means:
 Clothes are not revealing.
 No undergarments should be visible.
 Strapless or “Spaghetti” strapped garments are not permitted and tops must
cover cleavage.
 Clothing which results in the baring of the midriff is not allowed.
 “Muscle” type shirts are not permitted.
 Shorts and skirts should be no shorter than the level of the student’s fingertips
when the arms are held down the student’s sides.
Students who are in violation of the Dress Code will be asked to change their clothes,
cover the clothes, or turn offending clothes inside out. Some cases will result in a student
being sent home to change if we cannot resolve the issue by any of the aforementioned
Students may wear caps, hats, or other head coverings while in the hallways. These items
must be removed prior to entering a classroom and may be worn again when a student
returns to the hallway.
Information on the process as
provided by the two-member review
panel, the terms of reference and other
details are available online at
June 15th is the last day of regular
classes for students. A schedule of
Final Exams is available on the
in both the Calendar of Events or
a PDF version is available in the
School News Section. Printed
copies are also available for pick
up in the School Office.
JUNE, 2016
The Annual Kate Andrews Athletic Awards will take place in the KA gym on Thursday, June 9th at 6:30
pm. Numerous awards will be handed out for our various sports with special recognition being given to
our graduating athletes, the Zone Champion Grade 9 Girls Volleyball team, Athletes of the Year, and
Career Athletes. We hope to have all the athletes and parents in attendance!
Congratulations to all track and field athletes who made it to Zones this year! A special congratulations to
Kaitlin Cooper and Dayton Jans who will be representing Kate Andrews at the High School Track
Provincials in Edmonton! Good luck to them.
Congratulations to the KAHS Finance Team who placed 3rd at the First Annual High School Finance
Competition at the University of Lethbridge! Team members included Alyssa Brown, Carly Cajka, Ty Oelke
and Nico Peters. They participated in weekly trading challenges, prepared a presentation for industry
professionals, and competed in real time with 9 other high schools on the trading room floor at the U of L.
The 10th Annual Coaldale Musical Arts Society Dessert Concert will be held on Friday June 10 at R.I. Baker
Middle School. Tickets for this fundraising concert are $20 each and available from any Kate Andrews band or
choir student. The concert begins at 6:30 pm and will feature musical ensembles from both R.I. Baker Middle
School and Kate Andrews High School.
Congratulations to the following students who received Student of the Month for MAY and for JUNE. Each
month a student from grade 9, 10, 11 & 12 are presented with this award. Students are nominated by teachers or
support staff and acknowledge a student’s character, attitude, work ethic, and contributions to our school.
Brody Curtis(Grade 9)
Haylee Hilgersom (Grade 10)
Coral Skiba (Grade 11)
Kayley Dueck (Grade 12)
Christopher Kluss (Grade 9)
Tony Heavy Runner (Grade 10)
Christen Gross (Grade 11)
Kaitlin Cooper (Grade 12)
JUNE, 2016
JUNE, 2016
RED CROSS DONATION – Fort McMurray Fires
We would like to congratulate Cody Gergely on heading up fund-raising efforts to earn $1000.00 to donate
to the Red Cross to benefit those displaced by the Fort McMurray Fires. This money was raised through
various means including a very successful bottle drive, a bake sale, and other monetary donations. This
money is eligible for government fund matching, so will be turned into $2000.00 by the time it reaches
those that need it most. Cody made the donation to the Red Cross on Friday, May 27th.
The Palliser Beyond Borders June Newsletter is now
available. If you currently take courses through PBB
or PASS+ or are interested in registering for summer
school courses please visit
Students must have their lockers cleaned out by June 15th. Please take all personal belongings home as
lockers will be emptied on June 15th, and locks will be removed.
Dry grad early bird registration is $35 ending May 31st. Registration after May 31st is $40.
We are also in need of volunteers for the Coaldale Carnage on June 4 & 5. Please call or text Charlene at
403-345-5389 for further details and times.
JUNE, 2016
The Pride @ KAHS Reads: Get Caught Reading a New Book!
June 2016
What to read next…
Gris Grimley’s Frankenstein by Gris Grimley and assembled with original text by Mary Shelley.
JUNE, 2016
JUNE, 2016
Dear Parents,
Children acquire new skills throughout the school year, but they can lose
ground if learning stops during the summer break. Fortunately, learning
never has to stop. Research has proven that the best way for students to
become better readers is to read!
Children who read throughout the summer gain skills and develop a
better understanding of language and the world around them. When
children do not read over the summer months, they lose reading
performance and fall victim to summer slide. Summer slide is when
students regress one or more reading levels.
Reading over the summer significantly makes a difference to your child’s
learning. Please encourage your child to experience the joy of reading,
the doorway to all other learning!
There are many websites and apps, which offer free audio books and
literacy related games. The following website has a list of apps for
summer reading.
This is an excellent website to help you and your child choose the right
JUNE, 2016
Scholastic Education suggests the following ways to help your child
reduce summer slide.
Make reading important: Be a role-model for reading. Let your child see
you reading throughout the day and use daily routines as reading
opportunities. Cooking, reading TV listings, looking for information on-line,
reading directions, or following a map all provide authentic reading
Give your child the power of choice: Having reading materials available is
key to helping kids love to read, and the reading materials kids choose
themselves are best. In fact, 92% of children and teens say they are more
motivated to read and are more likely to finish a book they have picked
out. Help your child find texts that appeal to his or her interests, yet are
age appropriate and ‘just right’ in difficulty.
Set aside time to read every day: We know that the more kids read, the
better they become at reading and the more they will enjoy reading.
During the summer, encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes
per day. Make reading ‘down-time’—an opportunity for family members
to read together, either aloud or quietly to themselves. Keep track of
progress by recording book titles, pages read, and minutes spent.
Talk it up: Talking about books during and after reading helps improve
comprehension. Encourage kids to share their ideas and opinions by
asking open-ended questions. Talk about what you read to let them know
that reading is an important part of your life. Tell them why you liked a
book, what you learned from it, or how it helped you— soon they might
start doing the same.
Be part of a reading challenge: Most local libraries have summer reading
programs that help engage and motivate readers. Kids set a goal, track
books they read, and receive incentives for achieving goals. Summer
programs also promote reading club opportunities where children can
discuss and share books with others, either on-line or in- person. You can
even create your own family reading challenge.
Have a great summer, and happy reading!
Orishia Asher
Literacy Specialist
Palliser Regional Schools
JUNE, 2016
JUNE, 2016
Healthy Teens
Parent Newsletter
June 2016
Green Teen
Gardening is good for teens: it is a proven stress reliever, it helps clear the
head, it is an excellent source of fresh food and it can serve as a great
form of exercise. However, as you have already learned time and time
again in your parenting career, educating your teen about the benefits of
gardening is unlikely to result in an overall-wearing, shovel-wielding farmer
of tomorrow.
Just like adults, teens’ interests are wonderfully diverse; what appeals to
one teen will be seen as totally lame by another. You might be a parent of
a teen who loves to garden, or perhaps junior hasn’t yet discovered his
green thumb. While gardening isn’t the trendiest hobby amongst today’s
teens, it is actually a truly broad hobby with elements that can appeal to
almost anyone - even teenagers! If you’d like to nudge your youth towards
the soil, try prodding his interest by selling a feature of gardening that suits
him best.
Do you have a book worm in your home? She might enjoy agriculture themed books or studying the variety in seed
A hands-on kid might enjoy building a raised flower bed.
Your young activist might enjoy the idea of planting food for the purpose of donating to your local food bank.
With endless possibility for creativity, a garden can offer a creative teen a chance to be expressive.
Does your teen have a passion for the environment? Link gardening to environmental issues.
Is it tough to pry your social butterfly away from her friends? Consider how friends could be included.
A teen with a competitive spirit might be convinced to get digging if challenged to grow the biggest pumpkin, tallest
sunflower or most bountiful potato hill.
Engaging your teen in gardening, whether it be a few small pots on the front step or several acres, has powerful physical
and mental health benefits. It may take some clever thinking on your part, but if you’re successful in recruiting them into the
soil, the reward is huge and can last a lifetime.
Health Hazards of Hookah
We all know that smoking a cigarette or a cigar comes with health risks but what about products like hookah, which often is
viewed as being a safer alternative?
Traditional hookah is a mix of tobacco, glycerin and/or honey. Smoke from hookah has been linked to diseases that are usually
seen when you smoke cigarettes, such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, and complications in pregnancy. Burning
hookah, including hookah that is tobacco-free, still creates cancer causing chemicals. That means that people who are around
the hookah smoke, including those who work in hookah bars, are at risk of health problems seen from being exposed to the
second-hand smoke.
A lot of people believe that hookah is safer than using other tobacco products because of the water in the base of the pipe.
Again, research tells us that this isn’t true. The water doesn’t act as a filter. In fact, the World Health Organization found that a
hookah user may inhale as much smoke in a 1-hour sessions as someone who inhaled 100 or more cigarettes!
Another concern is about sharing the mouthpiece and germs. Diseases like herpes and other communicable diseases can be
spread because people are sharing the same mouthpiece.
As with anything that poses a health risk, talking to kids and teens about hookah is important. For more information and
support visit:
To find an electronic copy of this newsletter, visit:
Coaldale M ennonite Church
2316 - 17 St., Coaldale, AB T 1M 1G3
For all inquiries call: (403) 345-6191
[email protected]
We are offering the following programs
beginning in September 2016
- Play Juni or Afr i can D r ummi ng
- Sing -
E nsemble - ages 7 - 11
Afr ican D r ummi ng E nsemble - ages
Jubi lat ion - ages 8 to 12,
12 and up
T uesdays, 6-7 pm
T uesday or Wednesday evenings, tba
E xult - ages 13 to 18,
Pop / R ock Band
Wor shi p Band
T hursdays, 6-7 pm
(Voice, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, and other
for those who love to sing!
variety of folk, sacr ed, pop music
by audition only,
T uesday or Wednesday evenings, tba
F lut e E nsemble
held the week of Aug. 29 - Sept. 2.
D ay and time tba as par ticipants’ schedules
Please contact us to arrange your time slot.
I ndividual I nstruction
Steel Pan
D rumset
Beginner Guitar
H ar mony M usi c St udi o’s goals are to provide excellent music instruction and
opportunities for our community to sing, play, and joyfully serve one another.
Ø Admission to recitals will be food bank contributions.
Ø We will seek opportunities to sing or play for the seniors in the Sunny South Lodge, in the
Coaldale Carol Festival at the Gem of the West, and in our community churches as
interest and opportunities arise.